Category: Markets

12 Oct 2021

ESG causing Europe’s Energy Issues?

If you haven’t noticed what’s happening in the energy markets of late- oil and natural gas are on a bit of a tear this year, especially over in Europe, where they’ve been a bit more aggressive politically in their embrace and enforcement of ESG protocols and mandates. Even good old-fashioned West Texas Crude Oil isn’t […]

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05 Oct 2021
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: September 2021

Well, that was interesting! The first “real” down month for stocks in about a year saw US stocks drop -4.66% alongside world stocks and real estate. On the other side of the coin, managed futures rode a big move higher in commodities to post a small gain, while those commodities themselves were back at it […]

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21 Sep 2021

Don’t Let them Ban IRA Investments in Hedge Funds

The Build Back Better Act has been causing a minor stir in the world of small private funds the past week as several committees completed marking up and approving provisions of the Act. Among these, the House Ways and Means Committee approved a plan limiting Mega-Roth, backdoor IRAs, and large retirement account balances – which […]

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14 Sep 2021

What is Return Stacking?

A new paper by Rodrigo Gordillo and Adam Butler of Resolve Asset Management and Corey Hoffstein of Newfound Research is out this week, purporting to add a new term to the investing lexicon – “Return Stacking.”   What? What is return stacking, and what are stacked returns? Well, you can download the full paper here […]

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08 Sep 2021
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: August 2021

Welcome to the dog days of summer… unless you’re U.S. equity markets, which again posted a new all-time high. That’s seven months in a row of relatively straight-up action for equities. When will it end and How will it end? are the questions on everyone’s mind. Elsewhere, Commodities took a little hiatus, along with bonds […]

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12 Aug 2021

BITFD & Wake the F Up with Ben Hunt of Epsilon Theory

Over 100,000 investors in 180 countries listen to Ben Hunt, founder of Second Foundation Partners and the Epsilon Theory blog, debunk the latest narrative machines in each of his opus-like post. So with Covid cases climbing and inflation expectations rising, it seemed like as good a time as ever to bring Ben back on the […]

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03 Aug 2021
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: July 2021

More of the same for the asset class scoreboard in July, as US real estate, US stocks, and Commodities all led the way – further cementing their double digit returns for the year (and adding quite a bit to the inflation narrative making the rounds.  The biggest surprise, perhaps, was bonds putting in a strong […]

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